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Photos: Rampage in Taunton leaves at least 2 dead

A spree of violence left two people dead in Taunton Tuesday night, and the assailant was stopped when he was fatally shot by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy, authorities said.

Four people were stabbed in a series of attacks, including the suspect crashing his car into a mall entrance, according to officials.

Images and social media reports from the scenes:

Authorities investigated the scene of an attack at the Silver City Galleria mall Tuesday in Taunton.
Authorities investigated the scene of an attack at the Silver City Galleria mall Tuesday in Taunton. George Rizer for The Boston Globe
The suspect crashed his car into the entrance of a Macy’s after stabbing two women at a home nearby, authorities said.
The suspect crashed his car into the entrance of a Macy’s after stabbing two women at a home nearby, authorities said.WBZ-TV
The mall was the second site in a spree of violence that erupted in Taunton.
The mall was the second site in a spree of violence that erupted in Taunton. George Rizer for The Boston Globe
Four people were stabbed, two of them fatally, authorities said.
Four people were stabbed, two of them fatally, authorities said.George Rizer for The Boston Globe

Nicole Hernandez can be reached at nicole.hernandez@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @NRHSJax.